Pregnant mum praises kind stranger who stepped in to pay child’s bill at Tesco till

A mum-to-be has praised a kind stranger who stepped in to help her children at the till in Tesco.

Katherine Dann, from Wallasey, said that her two children Kaitlin, 12, and Tyler, 11, went to the store on King Street to buy shopping.

But Katherine didn’t know her card was cracked and the contactless didn’t work, and she had forgotten to give her children the pin number.

But a generous woman stepped in to pay for their goods, after spotting that they needed help.

Katherine posted in her local community Facebook group, hoping to find the woman. She said: “Would just like to say a massive thank you to the lady in King Street Tesco yesterday who paid for my shopping.

“I’m 37 weeks pregnant and sent two of my kids in for a few bits not realising my card had a crack so the contactless wouldn’t work and obviously the kids didn’t have my pin.

“If this was you I’d like to firstly pay you back and secondly I’d just like to say what a lovely thing that was to do especially during these tough times. Thank you very much!”

Over 300 people liked the message and many commented applauding the woman’s generosity.

Sharon Hillman said: “Hi hun I served your two children yesterday the lady who paid for your shopping is one of our regular customers she is
a lovely lady she’s always lovely to all of us.”

Carole Lee added: “Restores your faith in human nature. Lovely to read some good news.”

Paul Franks commented: “Fantastic. Still some good people left in the world. Well done.”

Katherine told the ECHO: “Honestly at first I felt a bit embarrassed, and then I just thought how lovely it was for a stranger to do that.

“I’ve no doubt the kids were probably a bit panicked and wondering what to do.

“The lady obviously saw this and stepped in, things are tough for a lot of people at the moment so I think for somebody to do that was
just amazing.”

She’s since managed to track down the woman: “I’ve actually just been contacted by the lady who doesn’t want the money back and said to give it to my children.

“I live by a local charity helping people in need with food so I’m going to pass on the good deed.

“It wasn’t a lot of money but the lady’s act of kindness not only restored my faith in people but also showed my kids there are still kind and selfless people about.”